Trainee Processing Operator


Role Details

Reporting to the Supervisor: Process you will be responsible for operating plant equipment in a safe, productive and efficient manner to maximize plant performance without adversely affecting the environment or the health and safety of personnel.


This role is offered on an 8 day on 6 days off, 7 nights on 7 nights off roster and is FIFO from Perth or DIDO from local communities.


A day in the life

  • 5:00am bus from camp to site (~10-minute bus ride)
  • Complete breathalyser and sign in for your shift
  • Attend pre-start meeting – talk about safety, general overview of work happening that day
  • Processing Shift Supervisor gives out jobs for the day where you’d be buddied up with an experienced Operator, tasks could include:
  • Learning about how to operate various circuits of the plant including crushers, mills, CIL leach tanks, elution, control room & gold room
  • Housekeeping and clean up around the plant (shovelling and hosing)
  • Reporting any hazards or broken machinery
  • Assisting the maintenance team especially when shutdowns happening
  • Data entry using computers – systems such as excel (training provided)
  • Helping other departments as required
  • Working in all-weather elements
  • Meal and rest breaks throughout the day
  • 5:15pm bus back to camp (~10-minute bus ride)


Training and development for the role is offered on site there is manual labour and lifting required on a day-to-day basis.


Key factors to your success include:

  • Current WA C Class manual Driver’s License.
  • Experience with mobile equipment operation and working around machinery would be advantageous to your application.
  • Exposure to computers and ability to utilise programs such as Word, Excel, Outlook and other databases.
  • Ability to diagnose and troubleshoot problems.


Interested parties should submit a detailed curriculum vitae to: